WisDOT State Traffic
Operations Center (STOC) handles traffic management for the state of
Wisconsin. The physical Operations Center is located in
Southeastern Wisconsin in the City of Milwaukee.
The STOC is staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and
communicates regularly with sheriff, fire, police, and Wisconsin State Patrol,
as well as media outlets and construction project managers.
From the STOC, it is possible to use various traffic management
tools, such as: closed circuit television units, ramp meters,
variable message signs (VMS), highway advisory radio (HAR), roadway sensors and other tools. It is designed to improve
the safety and efficiency of the Milwaukee freeway system by
reducing incidents and relieving traffic congestion.
Some benefits of the STOC
Detailed information about current travel conditions and times
in urban regions enable travelers to make informed decisions
about how they travel.
Agencies are able to respond faster and more efficiently to
interruptions in travel caused by emergencies, accidents,
breakdowns, weather and increased congestion.
Reduced congestion improves air quality, decreases noise
pollution and lowers fuel consumption.
Trucks and other commercial vehicles are able to move through
urban regions with minimal delays, helping the freight industry
maintain lower costs to consumers.
All the benefits of the STOC contribute to and enhance the
economic viability of the state. The technologies of the STOC improve travel by using the transportation network already in place
across the state.
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Last modified: January 24, 2013